Why affordable housing is vital to close gap on social inequality - the YEP says
That is the message from housing leaders as they call on the Government to ensure affordable housing is at the root of its plans to “level up” society.
Ali Akbor, chief executive of Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise, said a lack of targeted funding to address inequalities has led to disparities today.
And he stressed that affordable homes are at the heart of that commitment.
Social inequality has long been an issue for Leeds.
And those inequalities have only been further highlighted through this global crisis.
A recent review warned that black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) people are at significantly higher risk of dying from Covid-19.
We need to ensure that the gap does not get any wider.
And, in order for us to level up once and for all, we have to ensure that nobody gets left behind.
We can no longer afford to be a divided city.